Aboleth11 wrote:baixiwei wrote:I'm sorry I haven't been posting here. For some reason I wasn't receiving notices of new posts, so I didn't realize there had been activity.Aboleth11 wrote:Does anyone have any constructive criticism on my build?
Since you asked: the magic array looks a little bland to me. I don't have the sense, looking at the base and alternate powers, that those are the kind of powers I'd expect someone to possess by virtue of having demon blood. Not that they're INappropriate, either - they just don't seem particularly motivated. Other than that, looks good.
I'm not sure what you mean by bland. He only knows a few spell that he picked up when he was on the run. The mage dart is for enemies he can't reach, the hypnosis is to buy him time to run away from things that he can't fight and the TK is just handy. I would increase my magic if I got into the game. I could have someone teach me spells.
I think what he is saying is that the powers are somewhat generic. Think of a mage in D&D: chances are they would have Magic Missile, Melf's Acid Arrow, Fireball, and Lightning Bolt. If those were the bulk of the spells that the character possessed, then the character would have generic or bland spell choices.
To return to the example of the demon character, there are some powers that would be a bit more exotic and simultaneously seem to be linked directly to the demonic nature of the character:
Transform - Goethe's Mephistopheles in Faust turned water into wine as a subversion of Biblical miracles.
Pheromones - The character could have some succubus or incubus blood in their heritage. This power pairs well with Drain and Pain.
Disease - Demons are blamed with the spread all sorts of ailments.
Matter Eater - A demon in his bloodline was a spirit of gluttony.
Mutation - A demon in his bloodline was a fleshcrafter of the Lord of Disfigurement and Disgust. Nausea pairs well with this power.
Those are just a few examples, but they are less generic and tie directly into the demonic heritage of the character than Blast and Telekinesis. Does that make more sense?